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22nd Oct '16 5:43:02 PM dmcreif
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* Both subverted and invoked for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'': The monsters try to rescue Susan from an alien ship by [[DressingAsTheEnemy dressing as clones of the evil alien overlord]]. The disguise consists entirely of a vest, with the evil alien overlord being a purple tentacled creature, and looking nothing like the monsters. Link stops the clone escorting Susan, saying that he, Gallaxhar, demands the prisoner be released, leading to this, because they are incredibly stupid:

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* Both subverted and invoked for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'': The Susan's fellow monsters try to rescue Susan her from an alien Gallaxhar's ship by [[DressingAsTheEnemy dressing as clones like other members of the evil alien overlord]]. Gallaxhar's clone army]]. The disguise consists entirely of a vest, with the evil alien overlord Gallaxhar being a purple tentacled creature, and looking nothing like the monsters. Link stops the clone escorting Susan, saying that he, Gallaxhar, demands the prisoner be released, leading to this, because they are incredibly stupid:



'''Clone:''' Well? What are you waiting for? You two, ''(motions to Bob and Dr. Cockroach)'' take them away.\\

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'''Clone:''' Well? What are you waiting for? You two, ''(motions to Bob B.O.B. and Dr. Cockroach)'' take them away.\\



'''Bob:''' Yes, thank you. (takes the gun and shoots the clone)

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'''Bob:''' '''B.O.B.:''' Yes, thank you. (takes the gun and shoots the clone)



** Hilariously, none of the bad guys can see through Robin's blind beggar disguise, although Trigger suspects something.

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** Hilariously, none of the bad guys can see through Robin's blind beggar disguise, although Trigger suspects something.



** The story itself is based on Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, so naturally the Wolf has to impersonate Granny (because he is trying to get information on a thief out of Red). He does so by donning a plastic face mask, an apron costume, and a falsetto voice. After a few takes trying to get the right voice, the Wolf decides to hand the Granny role over to Twitchy (who being a squirrel would absolutely fail to impersonate Granny properly). Except, Red shows up unexpectedly, forcing the Wolf to stash Twitchy in the closet and assume the role. He tries to do the impersonation, but Red sees through it instantly (as she says in her police statement). She just plays along, [[YourCostumeNeedsWork criticizing his disguise]] until he snaps and just takes the thing off:

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** The story itself is based on Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, so naturally the Wolf has to impersonate Granny (because he is trying to get information on a thief out of Red). He does so by donning a plastic face mask, an apron costume, and a falsetto voice. After a few takes trying to get the right voice, the Wolf decides to hand the Granny role over to Twitchy (who being a squirrel would absolutely fail to impersonate Granny properly). Except, Red shows up unexpectedly, forcing the Wolf to stash Twitchy in the closet and assume the role. He tries to do the a hasty impersonation, but Red sees through it instantly (as she says in her police statement). She just plays along, [[YourCostumeNeedsWork criticizing his disguise]] until he snaps and just takes the thing off:



-->'''The Wolf:''' All right! ''[tears off the mask; Red screams and backs away]''

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-->'''The Wolf:''' All right! right... ''[tears off the mask; Red screams and backs away]''



* The minions from the ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' films tend to wear a wig (beard is optional), clothes (with or without a hat), and absolutely nothing to disguise the fact that they're tiny, bright yellow, three-fingered creatures, some of whom only have one eye in the center of their face.

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* The minions from the ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' films *''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''
**The Minions
tend to wear a wig (beard is optional), clothes (with or without a hat), and absolutely nothing to disguise the fact that they're tiny, bright yellow, three-fingered creatures, some of whom only have one eye in the center of their face.
21st Oct '16 11:44:38 PM dmcreif
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* Played with in Disney's animalized version of ''Disney/RobinHood''. Prince John figures out Robin's disguise as a stork (which itself is actually pretty convincing), while the Sheriff claims he can see through any disguise Robin could cook up (which he can't). Earlier, Prince John and his guards fail to see through Robin and Little John's gypsy costumes, though it does make John more perceptive to catch on to Robin the second time around. Hilariously, none of the bad guys can see through Robin's blind beggar disguise, although Trigger suspects something.

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* Played with in *From Disney's animalized version of ''Disney/RobinHood''. Prince ''Disney/RobinHood'':
**Prince
John figures out Robin's disguise as a stork (which itself is actually pretty convincing), while the Sheriff of Nottingham claims he can see through any disguise Robin could cook up (which he can't). Earlier, (he can't).
**Earlier,
Prince John and his guards fail to see through Robin and Little John's gypsy costumes, though it does make John more perceptive to catch on to Robin the second time around. Hilariously, around.
**Hilariously,
none of the bad guys can see through Robin's blind beggar disguise, although Trigger suspects something.



* In ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'' cattle rustler Alameda Slim works with the Willie Brothers to heist cattle. They're henchmen who are so dimwitted that without fail, no matter how many times Slim demonstrates before their eyes that he can put on the hat and the glasses and it's still him, they react with shock that a stranger has suddenly appeared before them. [[{{PunctuatedForEmphasis}} Every. Single. Time.]]

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* In ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'' ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'', cattle rustler Alameda Slim works with the Willie Brothers to heist cattle. They're henchmen who are so dimwitted that without fail, no matter how many times Slim demonstrates before their very eyes that he can put on the hat and the glasses and it's still him, they react with shock that a stranger has suddenly appeared before them. [[{{PunctuatedForEmphasis}} Every. Single. Time.]]



** The story itself is based on Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, so naturally the Wolf has to impersonate Granny (because he is trying to get information on a thief out of Red). He does so by donning a plastic face mask, an apron costume, and a falsetto voice. After a few takes trying to get the right voice, the Wolf decides to hand the Granny role over to Twitchy (who being a squirrel would absolutely fail to impersonate Granny properly). Except, Red shows up unexpectedly, forcing the Wolf to stash Twitchy in the closet and assume the role. He does the impersonation, but Red sees through it instantly (as she says in her police statement). She just plays along, [[YourCostumeNeedsWork criticizing his disguise]] until he snaps and just takes the thing off:

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** The story itself is based on Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, so naturally the Wolf has to impersonate Granny (because he is trying to get information on a thief out of Red). He does so by donning a plastic face mask, an apron costume, and a falsetto voice. After a few takes trying to get the right voice, the Wolf decides to hand the Granny role over to Twitchy (who being a squirrel would absolutely fail to impersonate Granny properly). Except, Red shows up unexpectedly, forcing the Wolf to stash Twitchy in the closet and assume the role. He does tries to do the impersonation, but Red sees through it instantly (as she says in her police statement). She just plays along, [[YourCostumeNeedsWork criticizing his disguise]] until he snaps and just takes the thing off:



** The Wolf and Kirk infiltrate Boingo's cable car terminal lair to attempt to rescue Red. They take Boingo's goon Dolph, knock him out, and [[MuggedForDisguise dress Kirk up]] in his clothes. Because Boingo has seen Kirk, he also puts on a ski mask to hide his face. Somehow, Boingo doesn't notice that "Dolph" suddenly has become much heavier and also grown a very long beard (which sticks out from underneath Kirk's ski mask). Nor does he recognize the Wolf despite the Wolf having dressed up as a utility worker with hard hat and clipboard.

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** The Wolf and Kirk infiltrate Boingo's cable car terminal lair to attempt to rescue Red. They take Boingo's goon Dolph, knock him out, and [[MuggedForDisguise dress Kirk up]] in his clothes. Because Boingo has seen Kirk, he also puts on a ski mask to hide his face. Somehow, Boingo doesn't notice that "Dolph" suddenly has become much heavier heavier, is now talking in a Bavarian accent instead of a thick Schwarzenegger accent, and also grown a very long beard (which sticks out from underneath Kirk's ski mask). Nor does he recognize the Wolf despite the Wolf having dressed up as a utility worker with hard hat and clipboard.



** Also, one of the Egyptian pyramids is stolen by Vector in the opening of the first film, despite being one of the wonders of the world. And how does Vector hide it? [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He has it in his backyard, painted blue with white clouds on it.]]

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** Also, one of the Egyptian pyramids is stolen by Vector in In the opening of the first film, Vector steals one of the Egyptian pyramids, despite being one of the wonders of the world. And how world, and replaces it with an inflatable replica. Where does Vector he hide it? [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He has it in In his backyard, painted blue with white clouds on it.]]
5th Oct '16 12:04:00 AM EfficaciousPantheress
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** And just before that, Bagheera has successfully passed himself off as part of the ancient ruins by assuming the same pose as a row of jaguar statues, even though he's nearly solid black and the statues are all a light shade of gray.

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** And just before that, Bagheera has successfully passed himself off as part of the ancient ruins by assuming the same pose as a row of jaguar leopard statues, even though he's nearly solid black and the statues are all a light shade of gray.
3rd Oct '16 7:36:25 PM dmcreif
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** The story itself is based on Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, so naturally the Wolf has to impersonate Granny (because he is trying to get information on a thief out of Red). He does so by donning a plastic face mask, an apron costume, and a falsetto voice. After a few takes trying to get the right voice, the Wolf decides to hand the Granny role over to Twitchy (who being a squirrel would absolutely fail to impersonate Granny properly). Except, Red shows up unexpectedly, forcing the Wolf to stash Twitchy in the closet and assume the role. He does the impersonation, but Red sees through it instantly. She just plays along, [[YourCostumeNeedsWork criticizing his disguise]] until he snaps and just takes the thing off:

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** The story itself is based on Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, so naturally the Wolf has to impersonate Granny (because he is trying to get information on a thief out of Red). He does so by donning a plastic face mask, an apron costume, and a falsetto voice. After a few takes trying to get the right voice, the Wolf decides to hand the Granny role over to Twitchy (who being a squirrel would absolutely fail to impersonate Granny properly). Except, Red shows up unexpectedly, forcing the Wolf to stash Twitchy in the closet and assume the role. He does the impersonation, but Red sees through it instantly.instantly (as she says in her police statement). She just plays along, [[YourCostumeNeedsWork criticizing his disguise]] until he snaps and just takes the thing off:



-->'''Red Puckett:''' Your mouth doesn't move when you talk.

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-->'''Red Puckett:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Your mouth doesn't move when you talk.talk]].
2nd Oct '16 7:51:17 PM dmcreif
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* Played with in Disney's version of ''Disney/RobinHood''. Prince John figures out Robin's disguise as a stork (which itself is actually pretty convincing), while the Sheriff claims he can see through any disguise Robin could cook up (which he doesn't). Earlier, Prince John and his guards fail to see through Robin and Little John's gypsy costumes, though it does make John more perceptive to catch on to Robin the second time around. Hilariously, none of the bad guys see through Robin's blind beggar disguise, although Trigger suspects something.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Just a change of clothes is all it takes for people to not recognize Aladdin as Prince Ali. One would think that Jasmine, who spent quite some time with the street rat, would have noticed that the boy she met in the market was the same as this guy. It isn't until she catches him without his turban that she suspects something. [[spoiler:Though Jasmine did have legitimate reason to think Aladdin was dead.]]

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* Played with in Disney's animalized version of ''Disney/RobinHood''. Prince John figures out Robin's disguise as a stork (which itself is actually pretty convincing), while the Sheriff claims he can see through any disguise Robin could cook up (which he doesn't).can't). Earlier, Prince John and his guards fail to see through Robin and Little John's gypsy costumes, though it does make John more perceptive to catch on to Robin the second time around. Hilariously, none of the bad guys can see through Robin's blind beggar disguise, although Trigger suspects something.
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Just a change of clothes is all it takes for people to not recognize Aladdin as Prince Ali. One would think that Jasmine, who spent quite some time with the street rat, would have noticed that the boy she met in the market was the same as this guy. It isn't until she catches him without his turban that she suspects something. [[spoiler:Though [[spoiler:To be fair, Jasmine did have legitimate reason to think Aladdin was dead.]]



* In ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'' cattle rustler Alameda Slim works with the Willie Brothers to heist cattle. They're henchmen who are so moronic (with [=IQs=] of under 60) that without fail, no matter how many times Slim demonstrates before their eyes that he can put on the hat and the glasses and it's still him, they react with shock that a stranger has suddenly appeared before them. [[{{PunctuatedForEmphasis}} Every. Single. Time.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', two instances:
** The story itself is based on Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, so naturally the Wolf has to impersonate Granny (because he is trying to get information on the Goodie Bandit out of Red), which he does by donning a plastic face mask and apron costume. He doesn't believe the disguise will work, and is about to consider handing the Granny role over to Twitchy (who being a squirrel would absolutely fail to impersonate Granny properly) when there is a loud knock on the door, and the Wolf hurriedly throws Twitchy into a closet:
-->'''Red Puckett:''' Granny? It's me, Red. Is everything okay?
-->'''The Wolf:''' ''[in falsetto voice]'' Oh, oh, yeah. Sure thing. Come on in. ''[lowers his face mask as Red turns in his direction]''

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* In ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'' cattle rustler Alameda Slim works with the Willie Brothers to heist cattle. They're henchmen who are so moronic (with [=IQs=] of under 60) dimwitted that without fail, no matter how many times Slim demonstrates before their eyes that he can put on the hat and the glasses and it's still him, they react with shock that a stranger has suddenly appeared before them. [[{{PunctuatedForEmphasis}} Every. Single. Time.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', two instances:
''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'':
** The story itself is based on Literature/LittleRedRidingHood, so naturally the Wolf has to impersonate Granny (because he is trying to get information on the Goodie Bandit a thief out of Red), which he Red). He does so by donning a plastic face mask and mask, an apron costume. He doesn't believe costume, and a falsetto voice. After a few takes trying to get the disguise will work, and is about right voice, the Wolf decides to consider handing hand the Granny role over to Twitchy (who being a squirrel would absolutely fail to impersonate Granny properly) when there is a loud knock on the door, and properly). Except, Red shows up unexpectedly, forcing the Wolf hurriedly throws to stash Twitchy into a closet:
-->'''Red Puckett:''' Granny? It's me, Red. Is everything okay?
-->'''The Wolf:''' ''[in falsetto voice]'' Oh, oh, yeah. Sure thing. Come on in. ''[lowers
in the closet and assume the role. He does the impersonation, but Red sees through it instantly. She just plays along, [[YourCostumeNeedsWork criticizing his face mask as Red turns in his direction]''disguise]] until he snaps and just takes the thing off:



-->'''Red Puckett:''' ''[leans back, disgusted]'' Agh! Granny! [[YouNeedABreathMint What bad]] ''[[YouNeedABreathMint breath]]'' [[YouNeedABreathMint you have!]]

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-->'''Red Puckett:''' ''[leans back, disgusted]'' Agh! Ugh, Granny! [[YouNeedABreathMint What bad]] ''[[YouNeedABreathMint breath]]'' [[YouNeedABreathMint you have!]]



** When Flippers interviews Red and she reaches this point in her story, and he asks her if she fell for the disguise, Red says, "No. Not really."
*** The discovery that the Wolf is using Granny's own licensed merchandise probably didn't help, because Red's probably ''seen'' the supplies for the Granny costume lying around on previous visits.
** The Wolf and Kirk infiltrate Boingo's cable car terminal lair to attempt to rescue Red. They take Boingo's talking henchman Dolph out, and [[MuggedForDisguise dress Kirk up]] in Dolph's clothes. Because Boingo has seen Kirk, he also puts on a ski mask to hide his face.
-->'''The Wolf:''' You're an actor, right? So this is your big part. This is the role of a lifetime. Make them believe in you. Don't ''act'' like an evil henchman; '''be''' an evil henchman. Okay, you got it and you remember what you're gonna say, right?
-->'''Kirk:''' Right!
-->''[Boingo has just loaded the hostage Red into the tram. As soon as he has locked the doors with a padlock....]''
-->'''Kirk:''' Uh, Mr. Rabbit?
-->''[Boingo turns around to see Kirk, wearing Dolph's clothes and a ski mask that fails to hide his beard]''
-->'''Boingo:''' Dolph! Where have you been?! You nimwitted Eurotrash with the, what is that, a ski mask?

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** When Flippers interviews Red and she reaches this point in her story, and he asks her if she fell for the disguise, Red says, "No. Not really."
*** The discovery
**The fact that the Wolf is was using Granny's own licensed merchandise probably didn't help, help his case, because Red's probably certainly ''seen'' the supplies for the Granny costume lying around on previous visits.
** The Wolf and Kirk infiltrate Boingo's cable car terminal lair to attempt to rescue Red. They take Boingo's talking henchman Dolph goon Dolph, knock him out, and [[MuggedForDisguise dress Kirk up]] in Dolph's his clothes. Because Boingo has seen Kirk, he also puts on a ski mask to hide his face.
-->'''The Wolf:''' You're an actor, right? So this is your big part. This is
face. Somehow, Boingo doesn't notice that "Dolph" suddenly has become much heavier and also grown a very long beard (which sticks out from underneath Kirk's ski mask). Nor does he recognize the role of a lifetime. Make them believe in you. Don't ''act'' like an evil henchman; '''be''' an evil henchman. Okay, you got it and you remember what you're gonna say, right?
-->'''Kirk:''' Right!
-->''[Boingo has just loaded
Wolf despite the hostage Red into the tram. As soon Wolf having dressed up as he has locked the doors a utility worker with a padlock....]''
-->'''Kirk:''' Uh, Mr. Rabbit?
-->''[Boingo turns around to see Kirk, wearing Dolph's clothes
hard hat and a ski mask that fails to hide his beard]''
clipboard.
-->'''Boingo:''' Dolph! Where have you been?! You nimwitted Eurotrash with the, what the-what is that, a ski mask?



** What makes this disguise paper-thin is the fact that Boingo doesn't notice that "Dolph" suddenly has become much heavier and also grown a very long beard (which Kirk's ski mask fails to hide).



** Also, a pyramid is stolen in the first film, despite being one of the wonders of the world. And how the person who stole the pyramid hide it? [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He has it in his backyard, painted blue with white clouds on it.]] Will work well unless it's cloudy outside.

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** Also, a pyramid one of the Egyptian pyramids is stolen by Vector in the opening of the first film, despite being one of the wonders of the world. And how the person who stole the pyramid does Vector hide it? [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He has it in his backyard, painted blue with white clouds on it.]] Will work well unless it's cloudy outside.]]



** The first film Shrek disguises him as a knight which, when the visor is open, clearly shows his green forehead, yet Fiona doesn't realize he's an ogre until after he takes the helmet off.
** The [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}2 second one]], when sneaking into the Fairy Godmother's factory, Shrek disguises himself as one of the workers (all of whom are gnomes). The entire uniform only covers his head.
** Subverted ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' where Rumpel doesn't buy Pinnochio's trick to for an instant

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** The first film sees Shrek disguises him disguise himself as a knight which, when the visor is open, clearly shows his green forehead, yet Fiona doesn't realize he's an ogre until after he takes the helmet off.
** The [[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}2 second one]], when sneaking into the Fairy Godmother's factory, sees Shrek disguises himself posing as one of the workers (all of whom are gnomes). The entire uniform only covers his head.
** Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' where Rumpel Rumpelstiltskin doesn't buy Pinnochio's trick to for an instantinstant.
16th Jul '16 8:08:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Played with in Disney's version of ''Disney/RobinHood''. Prince John figures out Robin's disguise as a stork (which itself is actually pretty convincing), while the Sheriff claims he can see through any disguise Robin could cook up (which he doesn't). Earlier, Prince John and his guards fail to see through Robin and Little John's gypsy costumes, though it does make John more [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy perceptive]] to catch on to Robin the second time around. Hilariously, none of the bad guys see through Robin's blind beggar disguise, although Trigger suspects something.

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* Played with in Disney's version of ''Disney/RobinHood''. Prince John figures out Robin's disguise as a stork (which itself is actually pretty convincing), while the Sheriff claims he can see through any disguise Robin could cook up (which he doesn't). Earlier, Prince John and his guards fail to see through Robin and Little John's gypsy costumes, though it does make John more [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy perceptive]] perceptive to catch on to Robin the second time around. Hilariously, none of the bad guys see through Robin's blind beggar disguise, although Trigger suspects something.
15th Jul '16 11:55:18 AM hamza678
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* In ''{{Hoodwinked}}'', two instances:

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* In ''{{Hoodwinked}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', two instances:



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} series uses this frequently.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' series uses this frequently.



** [WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird: takes full advantage of this
30th Jun '16 2:23:29 PM ConMan1226
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--> '''Jasmine:''' Because it s you, you're just wearing different clothes!

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--> '''Jasmine:''' Because it s is you, you're just wearing different clothes!
10th Apr '16 8:12:30 PM ConMan1226
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--> '''Aladdin:''' How the f*ck did you know it was me?'''

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--> '''Aladdin:''' How the f*ck did you know it was me?'''me?
10th Apr '16 8:12:09 PM ConMan1226
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** Lampshaded in the parody musical ''[[Theatre/TwistedTheUntoldStoryOfARoyalVizier Twisted]]''.
--> '''Aladdin:''' Did somebody order... a prince?
--> '''Jasmine:''' ALADDIN!!!
--> '''Aladdin:''' How the f*ck did you know it was me?'''
--> '''Jasmine:''' Because it s you, you're just wearing different clothes!
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